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Grapefruit Seed Extract
and the Cosmetics Industry.


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Soaps, Lotions, Ointments, Salves 
and All Personal-Care Products

Using Citricidal®, Professional-Strength Grapefruit Extract. 
A potent, broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that is also safe to handle, is biodegradable, requires no special equipment, is non-corrosive, and has a 30-year track record of safety and effectiveness as a human therapeutic. 

Cosmetics manufacturers use GSE both as a natural, harmless preservative and, in selected products, to provide the antimicrobial benefits of grapefruit extract.

Lotion and soap-makers generally prefer the Citricidal® professional-strength product because it is triple the strength of the consumer-grade(NutriBiotic®) and is therefore considerably more economical. 
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Grapefruit seed extract will protect you as a manufacturer from potential liability and protect the customer from exposure to pathogenic microbes. Products that contain as little as 0.05 to 0.1 percent Citricidal® have an indefinite shelf life. In concentrations up to 1 or 2% of volume total, Citricidal is useful not only in preserving the product, but also in protecting the consumer from bacterial infection, as in first-aid sprays, lip-balms, and ointments. 
Table of weights/measures for Citricidal here.

Citricidal® will greatly extend the shelf-life of hand-crafted soaps. Using as little as 0.05%(one ounce in 16 gallons), soaps will retain color, aroma, and appearance for extended periods, even years(one soapmaker reports having bars that are three years old and they look and smell as fresh as day one.). When making large batches, for maximum effectiveness, it is important to obtain a homogeneous mixture of the product. It is therefore recommended to make a pre-mixture in a lesser quantity of liquid, and then admix with the rest. Citricidal can be added at any phase of the manufacturing process, because it is unaffected by heat.

Citricidal GSE mixes well with virtually all solvents, including water, alcohol, and organic solvents.

Processing Rooms and Manufacturing Equipment

Where a pathogen-free environment is necessary, please follow these instructions:

After washing with water and neutral detergent, rinse or spray with a 1:5000 Citricidal® solution, allowing to air dry, or dry with a clean cotton cloth. (In the first process, it is recommended to double the strength of the solution to 1:2500, or 40ml per 100 liters.) 
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Additional Advantages of Citricidal®

lotion, soaps and cosmeticsThe product, even undiluted, is not irritating to skin, but it can cause irritation to mucous membranes. (Caution: do not put in eyes, or undiluted on the tongue; it will cause irritation.)

Citricidal® is non-corrosive to metal, wood, fabric, plastic, painted surfaces, etc.

Citricidal® has very high anti-oxidant power, yet is non-toxic, non-volatile, and does not alter the smell or flavor of products or foods at normal dilutions.

Citricidal® can be used with people and/or animals present in the area, which means quarantine is not necessary for immediate occupation or use.

Citricidal® is biodegradable and does not pollute the environment. 

 


 

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